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Gnocchi For Dinner, Free Strawberry Plants, Fall Gardening

Gardening experts encourage you to keep working in your garden this fall. Gnocchi and butternut squash get cozy. And orphaned strawberry plants need good homes.

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Photo: Enrico Matteucci (Flickr)

Gnocchi are thick, soft dumplings made from potatoes.

I’m one of these strange people it’s like when someone asks me, can you teach the putting the garden to bed class? I’m like uh well, because I usually don’t typically put my garden to bed. I utilize it all the time.

Jami Scholl has tips for growing and harvesting food even when there’s snow on the ground. Ferrol Johnson will also be with us to troubleshoot some drooping tomato plants from this summer.

Farm equipment is big business these days. Harvest Public Media speculates if the market can keep its hot streak going.

Excess strawberry plants need a new home.

And a great recipe from Chef Daniel Orr for butternut squash and gnocchi.

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Why Farmers Want New Equipment

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It has been a good time to be in the farm equipment business the last few years, whether you’re a manufacturer such as Gleaner or the local tractor dealer.

Ask A Gardener: Successful Cold Weather Gardening

Leigh Bush By Her Cold Frames

Jami Scholl doesn't put her garden to bed once the ground starts to freeze -- she continues to grow food. Read her advice for gardening throughout the winter.

Ask A Gardener: Prepping The Soil For Next Year’s Tomatoes

Ferrol Johnson kneels by his garden

Ferrol Johnson doesn’t mince words when talking about the difficulties of growing food in clay soil. He offers tips for being successful next spring.

Take My Strawberry Plants. Please.

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Strawberry plants were donated to the Bloomington Community Orchard 3 years ago. Today, they're growing out of control. Gardeners, they're here for the taking!

Annie Corrigan

Annie Corrigan is a producer and announcer for WFIU. In addition to serving as the local voice for NPR's Morning Edition, she produces WFIU's weekly sustainable food program Earth Eats. She earned degrees in oboe performance from Indiana University and Bowling Green State University.

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